Courses

2018 Continuing Education Schedule

REFUND POLICY Students who officially withdraw from a course prior to the first instructional day of the class will receive a 100% refund of tuition. Students who withdraw from a course after the start of the first instructional day shall receive no refund of tuition. Refunds, when due, will be made by check to the address shown as the student’s official home of record within 30 days of the first day of class, or from the date the College cancels the class due to low enrollment. Students should notify their instructor to formally withdraw from a course prior to the first day of class. This policy applies to classroom setting environments only and is not applicable to mine safety certification or instruction.

NOTE: All scheduled classes have a minimum enrollment requirement of five (5) students unless otherwise specified.

Personal Enrichment Classes

 

For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Roger Byrd at 478-275-5988 or rbyrd@oftc.edu. Register Button
Class Class Dates Day Time Cost Campus Location
Cake Decorating Series 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 Tu 5:30-7:30 PM $100 (for the series) Sandersville, Tarbutton Center
Floral Design 4/26  Th 6-8 PM $65 McRae-Helena,
LOIC
Appalachian Lap Dulcimer 4/26 Th 6-8 PM $25 Louisville,
Jefferson Center
Hobby Painting 4/30 M 6-8 PM $25 Dublin,
Porter Center
Appalachian Lap Dulcimer 5/8 Tu 6-8 PM $25 Sandersville,
Tarbutton Center
Smart Devices 5/16 W 6-8 PM $25 Sandersville,
Tarbutton Center
Cake Decorating 5/30 W 6-8 PM $25 Louisville,
Jefferson Center
Appalachian Lap Dulcimer 5/31 Th 6-8 PM $25 McRae-Helena,
LOIC
S. Thompson Lectures 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 M 6-8 PM $5 each Dublin,
Porter Center
Smart Devices 6/27 W 6-8 PM $25 Louisville,
Jefferson Center
Hobby Photography 6/28  Th 6-8 PM $25 Sandersville,
Tarbutton Center
Smart Devices 6/28 Th 6-8 PM $25 McRae-Helena,
LOIC
Advanced Cake Decorating TBD Sandersville, Tarbutton

Course Descriptions:

  • Appalachian Lap Dulcimer: Learn the history of this uniquely Southern instrument. Be entertained while learning the basics of playing the mountain folk tunes. Bring your own instrument or just come and observe.
  • Cake Decorating: Learn how to decorate your cakes like a professional baker. Skills presented include making your own icing, filling and using an icing bag, borders and rosettes, and creating unique holiday designs. Sweet!
  • Cake Decorating Series: Week 1: Baking Basics – Making a cake from scratch. Making basic buttercream icing. How to level a cake. How to split a cake. Crumb coating a cake; Week 2: Basic Piping – Coloring icing. The capabilities of different piping tips. Practice techniques. Borders. How to pipe symmetrical patterns; Week 3: Piping Techniques – Writing on cakes (varying fonts). Drop flowers. Star flowers. Leaves; Week 4: Advanced Piping – Flower techniques. Accent techniques.
  • Advanced Cake Decorating: Learn how to work with Fondant, gum paste and create stacked cakes.
  • Floral Design: Students will learn the basics of floral design and how to create beautiful floral arrangements for seasonal events. EACH PARTICIPANT WILL GO HOME WITH THEIR OWN SEASONAL ARRANGEMENT.
  • Painting as a Hobby: Develop your artistic side with this course taught by a highly skilled artist.
  • The Scott Thompson Lectures: Hear the history of our region from a local historian with a passion for the dignity and contributions of our people. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, laugh, and experience the pride of being the descendant of those who came before us.

 

Career Development Classes

 

For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Roger Byrd at 478-275-5988 or rbyrd@oftc.edu.
Note: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) qualify for professional CEU’s.Register Button
Class Class Dates Day Time Campus Location Cost
Pharmacy Technician Skills Camp  3/30-31  Fri: 8AM-5PM;
Sat: 8AM-12PM
Dublin,
Porter Center
$375
Computer Skills I 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 M 6-8 PM Sandersville,
Tarbutton Center
$65
Computer Skills I 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 Th 6-8 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$65
Computer Skills II 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 W Louisville,
Jefferson Center
$65
Spanish for the Office/
Espanol para Officina
4/9, 4/16, 4/23 M 6-8 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$65
APL – Leadership I 4/12 Th 9 AM-12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
Social Media Boot Camp 4/14 S 9 AM-2 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$125
APL – Leadership II 4/19 Th 9 AM-2 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
Grant Writing 4/23 M 9 AM-4 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$95
APL – Communication 4/26 Th 9 AM-12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
APL – Peer to Peer 5/10 Th 9 AM-12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
APL – Managing Change 5/17 Th 9 AM-12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
APL – Difficult Situations 5/24 Th 9 AM-12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
APL – Diversity 5/31 Th 9 AM-12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
Computer Skills II 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 M 6-8 PM Sandersville,
Tarbutton Center
$65
*QuickBooks Online 5/8 Tu 9 AM-12 PM
& 1 PM-4 PM
Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
*Sterile Compounding 5/10, 5/11 Th,F 8 AM – 5 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$450
Computer Skills II 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 Th 6-8 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$65
LEAN for Construction 6/1, 6/8, 6/15,
6/22, 6/29
F 8 AM – 12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
TBD
Computer Skills III 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 M 6-8 PM Sandersville,
Tarbutton Center
$65
Computer Skills III 6/7, 6/14, 6/21 Th 6-8 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$65
Drone Pilot Training 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15,
(5:30PM – 9:30PM)
and 6/16 (9:30AM – 12PM)
Dublin,
Porter Center
$900
APL – Customer Service  6/14 Th 9 AM-12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
APL – Decision Making 6/21 Th 9 AM-12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50
Microsoft Office Suite 6/27 W 6-8 PM Louisville,
Jefferson Center
$25
APL – The Team 6/28 Th 9 AM-12 PM Dublin,
Porter Center
$50

Course Descriptions:

  • Academy of Professional Leadership (APL): A series of leadership courses focusing on the fundamentals of leading today’s workforce. Topics include communication skills, customer expectations, managing conflict, understanding diversity. This series is perfect for the veteran leader or emerging leader regardless of the organization or profession.
  • Computer Skills I: This course will cover the basic aspects of computing including: becoming familiar with the various parts that make-up a computer; how to use a search engine like Google to browse the internet; how to create, send, and receive email; how to use social media such as Facebook. Much more will be covered and opportunities to have individual questions answered will also be a part of this very timely course.
  • Computer Skills II: This computing course is designed for users with more than a casual interest. This course builds upon topics covered in Computer Skills I by adding: Drag and drop, Search for files, Excel, Outlook.
  • Computer Skills III: This advanced course is designed for the serious user with career or other similar needs. The following will be the primary focus of the study: Advanced Excel usage, Pivot Tables, Access, Publisher.
  • Drone Pilot Training: This course prepares the student to take and pass the FAA required course for UAS (drone) pilot licensing. The course is taught by experts in FAR 107 training and education. Prepare to join this exciting and growing technology field.
  • Grant Writing: Learn both the practical and conceptual aspects of writing a competitive grant proposal. Emphasis is placed on writing great proposals that focus on the funding agency or agencies (be they federal, private, or corporate) and include the “extras” that make the difference between success and failure.
  • LEAN for Construction: Lean Construction is based on the pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project. This series is designed to help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build Lean. Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean Operating System.
  • Microsoft Office Suite: As a survey of the most popular computing platform, this course is designed to teach the new and experienced user alike how to use the many features of MS Word 2013 to create documents, publications, and complete tasks that require the use of a word processor.
  • Pharmacy Technician Skills Camp: These hands on ACPE courses meet requirements for 15 hours of CEUs towards CPhT certification.
  • Smart Devices: Learn to maximize the potential of your iPhone, Android, tablet, or other smart device. Both business and personal applications will be explored.
  • Social Media Bootcamp: Learn from a media professional how to properly use social media like Facebook and Twitter to build your brand and develop a successful business.
  • Spanish for the Office: As the class title explains, learn the fundamentals of speaking Spanish within the office workplace.

CEU Credit Classes Course Descriptions:

  • *Pharmacy Technician Sterile Compounding CEU: For Pharmacy Technicians. This ACPE course also meets the requirements for CEU certification.
  • *Pharmacy Technician Skills Camp: These hands on ACPE courses also help to meet requirements for 15 hours of CEUs towards CPhT certification.
  • *Quickbooks Online: With the demand for cloud-based and “on the go” accounting software growing, QuickBooks Online offers the reliability of a QuickBooks product without the stationary nature of QuickBooks Desktop. The QuickBooks Online Continuing Education class will be an interactive class reviewing the procedures and processes of QuickBooks Online. Topics covered will include customer transactions, vendor transactions, banking and credit card transactions, budgeting, inventory and classifications, and payroll.

*Many of our classes can also be used for credit toward required CEU certifications. Ask us if such credit is needed and we will compare our courses to your needs.


 

Customized Training

 A nationally recognized training program preparing individuals for leadership roles in the construction industry. Presented through a partnership with the Associated General Contractors of Georgia and OFTC.  For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Roger Byrd at 478-275-5988 or rbyrd@oftc.edu. Register Button
Class Dates
Topic Day Time Campus Location Cost
TBD


 

American Heart Association Schedule

Anyone can take either class. The BLS Provider class is geared more toward RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s or anyone in the medical field. The First Aid and CPR classes are geared more toward first responders and lay persons. However, please contact your employer/work to find out which course you are required to have.

 

For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Katrina Veal at (478) 275-6592. **Heartsaver First Aid and CPR AED may be taken separately for $40 each. Heartsaver First Aid is from 9:00am-12:00pm and CPR AED 1:00pm-4:00pm.Register Button

Become a BLS (Basic Life Support) Instructor

This is a course for people who are interested in becoming a BLS Instructor. Must have a minimum of 3 students to make class.

 

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • TBD

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • 6/6/18
  • 9/5/18
  • 11/7/18

 

BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider

This course if for the professional healthcare provider and others whose job requires that they respond in a healthcare emergency and must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. Core material such as adult, child and infant CPR (including two rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, barrier devices, and automated external defibrillator (AED) is covered.

 

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $65.00
Details: 9:00am – 12:30pm

  • 5/21/18
  • 6/18/18
  • 7/16/18
  • 8/20/18
  • 9/17/18
  • 10/15/18
  • 11/19/18

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $65.00
Details: 9:00am – 12:30pm

  • 4/18/18
  • 5/16/18
  • 6/20/18
  • 7/18/18
  • 8/15/18
  • 9/19/18
  • 10/17/18
  • 11/15/18

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED**

This course teaches rescuers how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. General principles of First Aid, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, Adult/Child CPR/choking, Adult Child AED, Infant CPR and Choking, and Environmental Emergencies are included. This course is for those who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

 

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • 5/14/18
  • 6/11/18
  • 7/9/18
  • 8/13/18
  • 10/8/18
  • 11/12/18

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • 5/9/18
  • 6/13/18
  • 7/11/18
  • 8/8/18
  • 9/12/18
  • 10/10/18
  • 11/14/18


For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Katrina Veal at (478) 275-6592. 
**Heartsaver First Aid and CPR AED may be taken separately for $40 each. Heartsaver First Aid is from 9:00am-12:00pm and CPR AED 1:00pm-4:00pm.Register Button